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Dune Number 45

By hwatt  
Sossusvlei, Namibia, Africa

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this shot is not the massive dune itself but the fact that for about 1 minute there wasn't another sole trudging up to the summit. Clearly folk have taken a short cut at some time and decided on a rapid descent but fortunately the ever present wind ensures that the dune is quickly pristine again. Shortly after sun up the light manages to graze the front facing flank of the dune which reveals additional texture on its surface but maintains excellent contrast with the sunlit tree. Looks good in black and white too.

Pentax 67 II , 55-100 zoom, Fujichrome Velvia
unfiltered, f/22 at 1/15 Second.

Tags: Sand Dune Tree Desert Orange Namibia Dry Sossusvlei Landscape and travel dessicated

Voters: PentaxBro, estonian, ladynewbury and 19 more


19 Apr 2018 3:12AM
Fantastic ! Stellar shot
cheers walt
Spkr51 5 United States
19 Apr 2018 3:42AM
Beautiful !!!!!
PentaxBro 4 43 3
19 Apr 2018 9:00PM
Very Nice !!!

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
20 Apr 2018 7:57AM
Your usual attention to every detail, and the wait for perfect light (from the perfect direction) was worth it.

Not to mention the hard work of carrying the Pentax outfit in a quite hostile environment.

Anyway, that's written a destination off my list of places I want to go: if I went, I'd want to take this picture, and you've already taken it... I can't conceive a better image.

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